Originally Posted by isaidso
That looks quite decent. What's behind the lack of greenery though? I'm assuming scarcity of land dictates no room for trees and landscaping? It wouldn't kill them to add another 10 feet in front of these houses for green space though. I also notice British houses typically build a brick/stone wall in the front. It gives everything a bleaker look, imo. What's the reason for all the walls?
You will find some of these type homes with more space at the front, I think it's a waste personally, I'd rather have the extra space at the back. The walls just make a divide between the public path and the private property, again not all homes of this type have them but many do.
I suspect the lack of greenery is just the builders being cheap (it is social housing after all) leaving it to the residents who will usually add hanging baskets, pot plants etc out front. In a private development you would usually find more landscaping by the developer